ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

November 6, 2014

How Beneficiary Designations can Affect Your Houston Estate Plan

Do you have any life insurance policies, retirement plans (from a current or former employer), or an Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA)?  If so, when was the […]
November 4, 2014
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Are Online Forms a Good Idea for your Houston Estate Plan?

In today’s culture, we use the internet for just about everything, from telecommuting for work in Houston, Texas to playing online games with people spread across […]
November 3, 2014
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5 Estate Planning Documents Every Houston Family Should Have

People are often confused about what type of documents they need as part of their Houston estate plan, and how far they should go in their […]
October 31, 2014
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Using the Holidays to Discuss Your Houston Estate Plan

As the holidays approach, many of us will be getting together with family to give thanks, spend time with our families, and eat more than our […]
October 31, 2014
Houston Probate Attorney

Affidavit of Heirship – A Texas Probate Alternative

In Texas, if a person dies without a will (known as dying “intestate”), there is often a question as to what to do in order to […]
October 29, 2014
Houston Probate Attorney

Probate vs. Non-Probate Property in Your Houston Estate Plan

A good Texas Last Will and Testament will accomplish many things in your Houston estate plan.  It will dispose of all of your probate property by […]
October 28, 2014
Investment and Financial Planning Houston

Should You Make Gifts to Your Kids (and Grandkids) While You’re Alive?

A common question I hear from clients as a Texas estate planning attorney is whether they should leave their entire estate to their descendants (i.e., kids […]
October 27, 2014
Houston Probate Attorney

Four Reasons People Procrastinate About Their Houston Estate Plans

You probably know that you need an estate plan in place to ensure that your wishes are carried out after you die regarding your assets, in […]
October 26, 2014
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What Happens in Texas if you Die Without Naming a Guardian for Your Children?

What Will Happen in Texas if You Die or Become Incapacitated Without Naming a Guardian for Your Children? As a parent in Texas, it is your […]
October 25, 2014
Planning for Estates in Houston - Money

Communicating with your Children about Your Houston Estate Plan

As a Houston estate planning attorney, one of the questions I often get from clients is whether they should tell their children about their estate plans.  […]